Modern portraiture with an editorial
fashion shoot vibe for Women,
Grads, Couples and Models & Actors.
Based in Kamloops, BC.
Photography for modern, fashion minded people
I define my style of portrait sessions as “Fashion Magazine Style, Modern & Personality Driven”. Think magazine cover. Think Vogue.
My portrait sessions are a celebration of you and of this time in your life, an experience where every minute is meant to make you look and feel incredible in your own skin.
While my main focuses in my portrait work are women, grads, model portfolios and couples sessions (see below for more info on those services), variety truly IS the spice of life and I’d love to hear about your session idea!!
for modern women
When I say celebrate, I’m not kidding, I mean it! When we occupy the same space as someone else for a long time, it’s easy to take that person for granted and forget to celebrate the fact that you have each other, that you love each other, and that they’re actually pretty dang awesome.
A photo shoot is a perfect way to celebrate and document who you are together.
Fashion-forward portrait sessions that celebrate the milestone that is graduation.
A blend of styled portraits in your formal grad outfit and more casual lifestyle looks in your favourite outfits, let’s embrace your individual style and personality and create a session that tells the story of who you are.
Whether you’re looking for a session in the beautiful evening sunshine or a classic studio session, you’re in the right place!
Model + Actor
portfolio building sessions
As an aspiring model, you need an amazing modeling portfolio to kickstart your career. It’s your chance to make a great first impression on agencies and clients.
We will sit down for a full session consult to talk about what you need, what looks you’re going for, the mood, the style of your wardrobe, what you want the photos to say, what outdoor locations will suit your portfolio, etc.
Model and Actor shoots are super creative, and I absolutely love working with my clients to create a session that is epic, creative, productive and FUN!
Why I love portrait photography
It’s pretty rare that I get someone in front of my camera who thinks they’re photogenic. Most of us, in fact, are pretty sure we’re totally NOT. It’s my belief that “photogenic” isn’t something you’re born with, rather, it’s in the posing AND in the level of confidence. Over and over again, I photograph someone who says they’ve never had a good photo, and together we create something they love.
TRULY. When you’re in the headspace that you feel awkward and unattractive your body language is tense and your tension is allllll over your face. It is SO FUN for me to spend time with my subject getting beyond the initial fear and awkwardness to the inner beautiful and confident human hides behind the fear. Bringing that out in my subject fills my heart, and is why I photograph portraits and why I LOVE it so much!!!
The heart of contemporary portrait photography, for me, is the desire to remind women how beautiful they are. And not just on the outside either, but that amazing inner light that shines through when a woman lets her guard down in front of my camera, revealing her true self and her beautiful soul. Watching someone begin to unfold in in the studio, owning her space, and maybe even allowing herself to say “I AM beautiful, dang it!!!!” in the process, is an incredible transformation to watch, and it brings me the greatest joy to give that gift.
Lisa Novak – Owner/Founder
Modern Portrait Photography
Hey there, I’m Lisa, and I’d love to photograph you!!
While I work mostly out of my studio in downtown Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia, I love to travel so hit me up, no matter where you are!!
A fine art portait session is an experience. Something every woman needs to embrace at least once in her life. From the wardrobe styling consult, to getting your hair and makeup done before shoot to the experiance of being photographed in my studio… all of it is designed to create an amazing experience of confidence building, ownership of your very own beautiful self, and also the creation of a legacy in gorgeous portraits for you, both now and for future generations.
Contact me today and we’ll start the conversation about creating a fun and probably life changing photo shoot experience for you! – Lisa